Juigalpa with Hector

Posted: February 11, 2011 in Nicaragua

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Trying to make my way west towards the paved roads and colonial touristic towns, I stopped in a hotel for the night and met Hector. After talking for a bit and telling him about my trip, he invited me to stay over at his house in Juigalpa. I thought I’d stop by for a night and check out the this city of just over 50 000 people, but once I got there, Hector decided that I should spend the week-end and I ended up staying 5 nights. He showed me around town, hooked me up with a local guide, Carlos, and we had an awesome time hanging out. I will meet him in San Juan Del Sur on Monday most likely as he’s taking some time off by the beach. Hector buddy, THANKS again for the hospitality!

Some pictures from the road to Juigalpa

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And here is Hector’s neighborhood. It has security at the entrance and fairly new modernized homes.

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The first day, we went to a local natural reserve and saw this guy relaxing on the side of the road.

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Rice farm

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Going through the river was safer

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The natural reserve was flooded. A few of the buildings were sitting on water. You can see the middle of this bridge right at the water level.

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Hector posing

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Our lunch

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And then we went to the local zoo which is pretty cool. It’s mainly a really big yard with some monkeys, birds and cats

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I was talking to this guy for a bit

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His reaction when I told him about global warming

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The other 2 guys didn’t even listen

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Then we went to a side park just in the middle of the city and shot this view

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Comments
  1. E- says:

    Wow, beautiful house! and obviously great friends!

    Interesting that the ratio of interest and the reaction of animals to news about climate change are about the same as those of humans… 😉

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